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Dead Space 2 Demo & BC2: Vietnam Expansion Now Available
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The news around these here parts might be slowing up this week, and the game releases in those brick and mortar stores might be non-existent for the next few weeks as well, but at least Xbox Live is bringing you the thrills, right? Especially today!

That's right ladies and gentlemen, cats and dogs, squirrels and monkeys, today on Xbox Live you'll not only find the Dead Space 2 demo, which is available to download now, so queue it up here, but you'll also find the Bad Company 2: Vietnam expansion, which is available to download now for 1,200 Microsoft Points. If you're still undecided on Vietnam, give our review a read over and see whether it's for you.

If that's not enough, how about Fallout: New Vegas' Dead Money DLC, which is also available to download now, for 800 Microsoft Points.

Also, when you're playing Bad Company 2: Vietnam, don't forget about the community challenge, Operation Hastings, which requires 69,000,000 team actions to unlock the Operation Hastings map. To motivate you, why not check out this Hastings related video...

[Thanks Josh]


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Comment #1 by Akatsuki Cybi
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 07:32:16 AM
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Downloading nao..

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Comment #2 by Evo Kazz
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 07:32:25 AM
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The NFS DLC is out today too woohoo

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Comment #3 by GaminFanatic
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 07:32:42 AM
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Cool, downloading the dead space demo now.

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Comment #4 by killajoy714
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 07:37:04 AM
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best day ever for me! I get to go to school late, then take 1 final for an hour and a half, then go home for the rest of the day with no practice! Downloaded the 3 things. too bad i have to study now, but today will kick ass!

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Comment #5 by EcT Felix
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 07:37:07 AM
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Webb, you're handsome :D

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Comment #6 by Barad
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 07:38:47 AM
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Comment #7 by minignaz
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 07:39:43 AM
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Shame the DS2 demo is gold only at the moment, anyone know when everyone can get a hold of it?

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Comment #8 by Kiz Laa
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 07:43:43 AM
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HAHA I haven't seen that family guy clip before :L

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Comment #9 by zeroy042
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 07:46:34 AM
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waste of $$$- They had the same thing for PC 10 years ago!

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Comment #10 by ClergyYeldarb
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 07:48:01 AM
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Can't wait to get home and play the Dead Space Demo

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Comment #11 by dark wing
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 07:48:06 AM
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Downloading all three as we speak well write.

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Comment #12 by Ephidel
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 08:05:02 AM
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A shame that they have yet to patch the major issues with New Vegas. I guess I'll be putting that on ice until April then.

Got BFBC2 Vietnam though, should be well worth it. I'll pass on the Dead Space 2 Demo, seeing as I'm definitely going to buy the game anyway (just not at launch).

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Comment #13 by callmeclean
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 08:18:43 AM
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I just downloaded the Dead Space 2 demo and now I'm depressed. I'm not even motivated to finish it because it was so crap. This is just my opinion but the controls and game play feel so much more sluggish and the puzzles are just crap. I really hope I feel differently when I play the game when it comes out, because at the moment this just feels like an awesome game with so much effort and awesomeness put into it but the basic game play is just boring and horrible... I guess I'll try and finish to see if I get any fun out of it. I really hope i enjoy the main game seeing as how much I loved the first one.

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Comment #14 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 08:25:16 AM
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I already want DS2 so pass on a demo for me just like I did with first one.

Shortage in my wallet because of Christmas shopping says no to all other content. Guess I will be saving my remaining MS point to see if there are any good deals coming days and if not I will get Vietnam for new Year's^^

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Comment #15 by UberPirateNinja
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 08:44:55 AM
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nice, I'll be grabbing all 3 of them, and to top it off, World of Keflings tomorrow!

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Comment #16 by sak7395
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 09:08:14 AM
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gona pick up bad company 2 for this shit exspansion

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Comment #17 by dalton32389
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 09:09:23 AM
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dead space 2 feels just like 1 (that's a good thing) but with zero g controls, which are awesome. also, i got my ass kicked by the pack necromorphs on normal difficulty. i'll probably play on casual when i buy it.

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Comment #18 by PIKERB10
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 09:21:07 AM
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is that 69,000,000 per person?

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Comment #19 by Flibbity Floid
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:03:09 AM
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I'm fighting tooth and nail to not play the DS demo. I want the full experience on Day Of Release. Hope it's at least better than the first games which left in in the middle of F*CK-ALL with no explanation. Either way, the game is going to make waves. Everything released so far in detail leaves me begging for more.

That plasma cutter is going to look awesome next to my facehugger.

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Comment #20 by Fimbul Sleipnir
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:12:12 AM
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Dead Space Demo: Meh, but can't wait for the game
Other stuff: You take the rest.

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Comment #21 by xxxxHolic
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:20:34 AM
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The demo rocked and I ran like nobody's business in circles during the big fight. :D

Fair warning to those who have yet to play the first game. The intro (which you can skip) spoils a good portion story. So if you plan on playing the first game before Dead Space 2 comes out just skip it. The demo itself doesn't particularly spoil anything regarding Dead Space 2, assuming you've been watching the trailers they released. So I can't really see why fan of the series would skip it.

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Comment #22 by zimzvm
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:30:01 AM
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'nam + DS2 demo = the BEST day on XBL ever, period.

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Comment #23 by psycotic wookie
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:31:38 AM
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vietnam rocks,might go trade black ops now,really dont think i will play it again now i have a really good reason to play bfbc2 again

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Comment #24 by linktriforce007
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:40:56 AM
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am i the only person that Dead Money was free for?

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Comment #25 by MG045
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:44:46 AM
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finally vietnam!!!
cant stop playing^^

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Comment #26 by EcT Felix
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:51:22 AM
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24@ I got it for free too! Thanks for the head up! :D

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Comment #27 by linktriforce007
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 10:56:14 AM
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@26 My pleasure.

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Comment #28 by DayV3d
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:11:35 AM
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Comment #29 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:27:20 AM
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Dead Space 2 demo!? You just made my day.

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Comment #30 by Goblin Techies
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:35:06 AM
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The Dead Space 2 demo was good enough for you to want more. The controls actually felt less sluggish than the first game. The melee system is much improved (faster swings, less sluggish, etc.). The controls are a little different (Pushing (Y) doesn't bring up the menu anymore, (B) is to heal, etc.). Gameplay is much of the same, music is same, and it is actually nice to hear Issac talk now. Zero G movement is different now and you can move around freely.

Oh and elevators aren't safe anymore >:)

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Comment #31 by Eternaltriumph
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:35:07 AM
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Webb, as a chipmunk, I am DEEPLY insulted that you'd include squirrels and not my breed of superior fuzzies.

@24 and 26, it says free when you click it, however when you try and add it to your downloads list via, it asks for 800 points. If it was free for a very short time, you guys lucked out HUGE time, and microsoft caught on pretty quick.

Screw you guys, I'm going to 'nam.

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Comment #32 by Goblin Techies
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:39:03 AM
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Oh and the Demo doesn't spoil anything as long as you been up to date on the trailers and of course have played and beaten the first game. Also the nail gun feels to powerful, I one shotted a couple of necromorps right in the body and they died with just one bullet.

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Comment #33 by Goblin Techies
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:40:33 AM
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Wait there was free DLC??? Ah crap just checked its not free anymore...

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Comment #34 by Eternaltriumph
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:44:33 AM
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Urgh. Wish you could edit posts. As I was writing that, I'm assuming they did realize they dun' goofed. Now if you click it, it doesn't even say free on the first page of it. Guess you guys did luck out and I overslept to miss the train. :) Grats on the free DLC guys.

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Comment #35 by Pyro Stick
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:44:46 AM
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WTF!!! Gold Exclusive!?!?!? This better come out on silver.

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Comment #36 by Tim 13
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 12:00:16 PM
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All riiiight, Hastiiiings.

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Comment #37 by LoveAsThouWilt
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 12:02:16 PM
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WOOT WOOT! Dead Space 2 demo was AWESOME and yet I still want more of course. Thats the point of demos. It was just as long as a demo needed to be. And sufficiently creepy with some jumps in their to make those worries that it will be "too much action not enough scares" at ease, of which I was none of those.

AND OMG the Pack... The FUCKING Pack... Just wait until you play the demo... Vicious little bastards.

I used kinesis on a Necromorphs scythe-arm and shot it back at it! Hilarious lol

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Comment #38 by Flibbity Floid
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 12:35:26 PM
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That's why I can't do the demo. I'll just want more and more and more. I hate overdoing things b/c then it gets overhyped and I'm the type that loves to do my research. Glad to hear the good buzz though. Sets hopes even higher.

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Comment #39 by tsydrown
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 12:43:04 PM
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Managed to pick up "Dead Money" for New Vegas for Free before the price was patched, rather chuffed. A nice Christmas present from MS, Bethesda & Obsidian ;-)

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Comment #40 by HorsemanOfWar16
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 01:07:42 PM
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Oh XMAS - there Iam trying to get to the game shop to buy some Microsoft Points when an angry mob comes rushing in - known as the public - Iam all for Xmas but gd god people calm down - swear I sore some poor fellow get trampled - for a sale ! lol
- All gd now got my points - Downloading Dead Space 2 demo - vietnam and dead money.
Looking forward to xmas - looking more forward to the end of it as well - man i h8 the crowds of xmas ! :)

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Comment #41 by Bum Commando
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 01:20:07 PM
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i reallllly liked dead space but the dead space 2 demo didnt really do anything for me. the controls were slightly refined and the only major addition i can see is the zero g controls which could be sweet but overall felt like more of the same. just hope the actual game turns out a little more interesting

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Comment #42 by ramarcos
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 01:32:23 PM
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Dead Space 2 is awesome. I want to pre-order it.

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Comment #43 by Ozzytomazzi
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 01:39:55 PM
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Is anyone else having isues with Batlefields stats not saving?

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Comment #44 by SnowSHOWERS
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 03:16:41 PM
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@43 forums sir, ask that in the forums

OT: Vietnam is by far one of the best pieces of DLC i've picked up for a game. Thought i would hate the no red dot/4X Scope but realistically all the iron sights are great with the UZI's being the only one i complain about. For $15 i feel like i got a better vietnam multiplayer experience than in Black Ops.

DS2 Demo scared the shit out of me when it was supposed to which makes me want the game sooooo bad. Can't wait for my plasma cutter.

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Comment #45 by asilent boom
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 04:19:07 PM
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@43 Yes, I'm having the stat problems too, DICE always has some sort of problem when they launch anything.

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Comment #46 by TheMovement81
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 11:47:17 PM
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@13: not sure what you're smoking, the Dead Space 2 demo was much better than the first.

More gameplay, variety, better pacing, all in all a good taster of what's to come. The first one throws you in a room to get mutilated without explaining controls much or anything, while the second gradually picks up the pace to let you get (re)aquainted with the game while also throwing some new stuff your way.

To anyone saying it was just more of the same, you know that's not a bad thing. Now I'm looking forward to the full game even more than I was before.

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Comment #47 by i got squeezed
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 12:48:41 AM
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@ 7 Silver members has to wait a week after demos comes out before they're avaliable to non-gold

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Comment #48 by i got squeezed
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 12:49:45 AM
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Btw, this Dead Space 2 demo kicks so much ass, I thought I was pumped seeing trailers, now I know i will enjoy the game, at MIDNIGHT

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Comment #49 by Vindicator51
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 10:03:51 AM
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I just played the Dead Space 2 demo, and i'm definitely getting it. :) Let's hope the Plasma Cutter only achievement is back.

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Comment #50 by Ingles
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 10:27:14 AM
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"Good Morning Vieetnammmmm!" - Robin Williams

Downloading the Dead Space 2 demo now. I'm pretty excited to see what this game will be like.

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Comment #51 by Sapper Dev
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 08:35:35 PM
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I really enjoy the Battlefield play over CoD, the thought of 'team' play and helping your squad mates out is AWESOME! I just wish some people would learn how to spot,throw ammo, first aid more often!

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Comment #52 by xmichaeljx
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 04:41:09 PM
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Please message me back. I want to have Vietnam also, but my question is can I have bc Vietnam without having the bc disc? if you understand me. I mean that Can I play Bc vietnam without the game itself?

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Comment #53 by punisher4lyf
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 05:51:26 AM
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why is there a family guy video on this article?

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